ITW McMurdo “Special” D-subminiature connectors are available in the five standard shell sizes: 9, 15, 25, 37 and 50 way. The dimensions of d-subminiature connectors are generally in accordance with DIN 41652 and MIL-C-24308; because of this they are compatible and interchangeable across manufacturers. The contact pitch (distance between pins) in these standard size connectors is 2.74mm with 2.54mm between rows in the right angled version, i.e. the European PCB board d-sub ‘footprint’; 2.84mm between rows in the straight PC.
These d-sub connectors are available with solder bucket, straight PC or right angled PC terminations and can be fitted with a range of board locks, female jackposts, etc. as standard. The application will normally dictate the use of stamped and formed contacts as in these economic, commercial type connectors. Optional solderable board locks on 90 degree p.c. versions act as an effective retention and grounding feature, holding the d connector to the pcb prior to and during soldering.